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Kudzanai-Violet Hwami: A Making of Ghosts

Comprising paintings in dialogue with large-scale wall-based and suspended photographic images, A Making of Ghosts reflects on aspects of grief and the action of memory, unfolding as the viewer moves through the gallery space. Kudzanai-Violet Hwami’s paintings combine visual fragments from a myriad of sources, such as online and archival images, and personal photographs, which collapse past and present. Autobiographical in nature and ‘dealing with internal and private curiosities,’ her works address how in a digitised world of infinite images we construct a sense of self, or experience and try to understand one another in a complex social reality.

Victoria Miro, London. Until 13th May 2023.


Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Chiringiro, 2023

Oil, oil stick, charcoal, and acrylic on canvas

180 x 140.3 cm70 7/8 x 55 1/4 in

© Kudzanai-Violet Hwami

Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro



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